Stereoplay alternative: for very short distances of hearing there is a cheap alternative in the Genelec program to the 8040 A: the Genelec 6010 is available for 600 euros the pair.
- Speakers Genelec 6010 A
- Data sheet
Suffice for listening distances up to maximum of 2 metres, for example, at a desk, often smaller boxes than the next door tested. For such applications, Genelec 6010 A, which structurally resembles 8040 A, but to a much smaller and more easily fails and less expensive two-thirds builds the smallest monitor.
Like big brother, a housing made of die-cast aluminium, which far exceeds the usual in this size class plastic tubs in terms of durability and sound neutrality has also the 6010 about.
The installed Metal dome tweeter has the same format as in the 8040, namely 19 mm diaphragm diameter. This is the cone driver with barely 8 centimeters diameter a dwarf.
The amplifier power is considerably scarcer with 12 Watts per channel. All together enough for bass to just below 80 Hertz and maximum level in the range of 85 decibels relative to 1 meter distance, approximately 10 decibels less than that of its big brother. Linearity and omnidirectional are excellent both times.
The 6010 sounded for their size fascinating lively and musically, worlds better than ordinary PC boxes. Detail and spatial hardly stood after the 8040. The sound reminded regarding transparency and ease of headphones. Thus, the 6010 is the ideal replacement for screeching PC boxes. If in the long term but deep bass is missing: the right subwoofer is Genelec 5040 A. He should force in terms of up to five endorse 6010.
Genelec 6010 A
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||Table or close to the wall, listening distance of 0.7 to 2 m, rooms of different type and size|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL|
|Impedance minimum stp|
|Maximum volume upper value||85 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||85 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||77 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)|
|Short conclusion||Elaborate Kleinstmonitor in the style of the larger 8040 for desk and PC. Fine, high-definition sound, range up to 2 metres.|
|Sound points (70 points)||44|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||well 65|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in output||10 / 09|